Saturday, June 21, 2014


My most favorite movie of allllllll times is Mean Girls.  There, I said it.  Every time I tell someone that, I feel like I get judged.   Ooooohhhh, I can almost smell the judgement wafting from my laptop screen.  Yes, it's smellable.  The judgement is just that intense.  I mean, plenty of people like Mean Girls, but what does it say about me that out of ever single movie in the entire world, every stunning setting and on-point casting, my favorite includes Lindsey Lohan, a bunch of dirty jokes, and, of course, some really evil teenage girls? Probably not very nice things.  But I can't stop, I love it and I always will, so in spite of all that I'm going to indulge myself and quote as many Mean Girls quotes as I possibly can, because I can.  EeeeEEEeeeeEEEEEEEeee, oh I am SO excited!  This is like one of my favorite things to do.  Ready  .... GO!

1. "Do you want to do something fun? Do you want to go to Taco Bell?" -Karen, when Regina is on an all-carb diet and does not want to go to Taco Bell.

2.  "Don't you know I'm on an all-carb diet? God, Karen, you're SO stupid!" - Regina, when Karen doesn't know she is on an all-carb diet, even though she should obviously keep herself informed about this stuff.

3. "I'm sorry, we only sell a size 1,3, and 5.  You could try Sears." -Snobby shop lady at 135 when  
 Regina can't fit into her spring fling dress. And for her information I got my homecoming dress at Sears and it was great.

4. "Whatever, I'm getting cheese fries."  -Regina when she would rather eat cheese fries than lose 3 pounds. Same.

5.  "These are the only pants that fit me right now." -Regina, when she wears sweatpants to school and can't sit with the plastics. 

6. "You can go shave your back now." -Regina, when Jason is being such a skeez.

7. "Your mom's chest hair!" -Janice, when asked what her wig is made of.

8.  "On Wednesdays, we wear pink." - Karen, when the Plastics are giving Cady the rundown of the pretty girl dress code.  If you know one Mean Girls quote, it's probably this one.

9.  "Get in, loser, we're going shopping." -Regina, when she pulls up in her convertible to take her friends shopping. 

10.  On October 3rd, he asked me what day it was. "It's October 3rd." -Cady, when she seduces Aaron Samuels by telling him the date.

11.  "Your hair looks sexy pushed back." -Cady, when Regina tells her to tell Aaron that his hair looks sexy pushed back because she is a jerk and knows Cady likes Aaron but Regina dates her anyway.

12.  "That was one time!" -Amber D'Alessio, on making out with a hot dog.

13.  "I WANT MY PINK SHIRT BACK! I WANT MY PINK SHIRT BACK!" -Damian, when he can't stop the car because it's past curfew but he still wants his pink shirt because Cady still has it. 

14.  "If you're from Africa, why are you white?" -Karen, when Cady says she's from Africa but is clearly white.

15.  "I can fit my whole fist in my mouth. Wanna see?" -Karen, when Cady asks her about her talents.

16.  "I can't go out - ahem - I'm sick." -Karen, when she's avoiding going out with Regina even though she is perfectly healthy.

17. "Boo you, whore."  -Regina, when Karen can't go out even though she is clearly not sick.

18.  "Stop trying to make fetch happen.  It is never going to happen!" -Regina, prematurely (and incorrectly) predicting the future impact of the word "fetch".

19.  "We should totally just stab Ceasar!" -Gretchen, when she has a nervous breakdown and tries to cope with it bu thinking of herself as Brutus and Regina as Ceasar.

20.  "You will get chlamydia and die." -Coach Carr, on having sex.

Ok, I could go on forever and ever and ever but it's late and I'm tired!

Did I miss one of your favorites?   Which one?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


I don't know about you, but I've always thought swing dancing was really, really cool.

  There's this one adorable couple at school who feels it necessary to show off at every school dance by swing dancing while the rest of us just kind of shuffle around in a circle with our arms around each other.   As a long-time shuffler, I have always been extremely jealous of this couple, to the point where, when I'm dancing with someone, most of my attention is focused over their shoulder to watch them instead of doing any conversing or dancing myself.  I promise it's not as creepy as it sounds.

It's totally as creepy as it sounds.  Anyway.

According to people who know about things like this, the next elevation of jealousy is envy, or the point at which you move past just wishing you had someone else's mad dancing skills to actually planning out how to get them for yourself.  My plan involves a tall, dreamy man swing dancing into my life and (literally) sweeping me off my feet and then marrying me.  We would be so good, and look as good as that couple I'd always envied, and it would be fantastic.  And we would have a child named Jeffery.  Basically, ever since I first witnessed swing dancing, I have always really, really wanted to learn.

And guess what? (Drumroll please) I learned how to swing dance yesterday!  That's pretty much the only part that matched my fantasy, considering my teacher was one of my little brother's friends.  Someday, maybe my little brother might have hot friends.  Yesterday was not that day.  But I LEARNED HOW TO SWING DANCE and can now check it off my bucket list! Some things I learned:

1. Flip flops are not suited for swing dancing; that's why people back then wore those cute oxfords and heels and stuff! My flip flops were sliding around on my feet and seriously threatening to trip me and twist my legs around and otherwise injure me severely.

2. You can swing dance to "normal" music.  Like, not just big band/50s stuff.  Not that I wouldn't have enjoyed that, but who knew?

3.  The boy is supposed to lead.  The girl doesn't have to be good at dancing AT ALL!  (Score!) That in itself is good for me.

4.  It makes you really dizzy.  There are a lot of spinning and twirling and other circle-y activities involved, so if you're prone to motion sickness - say no.

5.  SO FUN!

So, go swing dance.  Just GO!

Saturday, June 14, 2014


One of the best things about blogging is the ability to write about whatever my heart desires.  I can, and do, blog about what I ate, what I saw on the street, what I hit with my car.  There's no one paying me to do this, which has the side effect of me getting to sit down and ramble about whatever is taking up the majority of my brain space at the moment and also being poor.  That is so fun.  

Blogging gives me the freedom, for example, to write a post about what I am super excited about right now: midi rings! Also, it gives me a budget that challenges me to find cheap midi rings, which are way more fun than the regular expensive kind. 

I've had my eye on some some kind of midi ring since I discovered them on Pinterest during the winter and promised myself that I could buy one as soon as I started babysitting for the summer.  And guess what? I STARTED BABYSITTING IN THE SUMMER! Woohooo! 

And I kid you not, as soon as I had a spare moment after babysitting I was at the mall with the sole purpose of buying some great bling for my upper fingers.  

I started out at Francesca's, on of my favorite places to buy jewelry of all times and just the cutest place in the world.  Except someone else came and stole allllllmost all of their midi rings, except one that was a leetle bit pricey, so I left and hit up Claire's.  And BOY OH BOY there was a whole rack of midi rings right on the front counter near the cash register.  Except I couldn't buy just any ring, so I stood there for no less than 15 minutes, deliberating as the cashier tried to make things less awkward by acting busy.  Anyway, in the end I picked these guys: 

Because I liked how they looked on my hand.  You don't get to see that because I am not a hand model.

Also, there used to be four but one flew of my finger and disappeared forever.  Which was unfortunate but that's why I bought more than one and refused to pay a lot for them.

And ohhh, I am so excited! I love them, love them, love them! Go to Claire's, everyone!

What's you're favorite place to shop for jewelry? Are you into the midi ring trend?

Friday, June 13, 2014


Guess what day it is?


It's food day a lot around here.  I guess you could equate celebrating food day to celebrating a day of the week.  Not like a Monday, though, because that would just be silly.  The mood on food day is like that euphoric feeling you get on a Friday, because it's the kind of day that doesn't get any less exciting just because you already had one last week.

So, FOOD DAY!  More specifically cookie dough s'moreo day.

I know.  Let it sink in.

That's Oreo + s'more guts + cookie dough. Oh, it is so good.

They're pretty good looking, too.  Glamour shot.

It starts with the cookie dough.  The recipe is mostly from the back of a bag of flour, although I made a few modifications.

Cookie Dough
You'll need:
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup crumbled Oreo

Combine dry ingredients, then add the rest!  You are now ready to make . . . 

Cookie Dough S'moreos
You'll need:
24 Oreo cookies
8 marshmallows
2 Hershey's chocolate bars

Start by dividing all your Oreos in half.  I twist mine, but ya know, whatever floats your boat.  Cut your marshmallows in thirds and break the Hershey bars into individual rectangles.  Place 24 Oreo halves on a baking sheet.  Top 12 of the halves with a teaspoon of cookie dough and the other 12 with marshmallow and chocolate.

 Bake both at 375 for 11 to 13 minutes.  After taking the s'moreos from the oven, let them cool for a minute before putting the halves together. 

Mmmmmm. Mm mmm mmmmm. 

They're really good hot and just slightly less good cold!  Happy Food Day!